Learning to Set Type
DEMONSTRATES BASIC PRINCIPLES OF TYPESETTING & DISTRIBUTION. STRESSES CORRECT WAYS OF MANIPULATING THE TYPE, "SPOTTING" LETTERS BEFORE THEY ARE CHOSEN, & THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING COPY & CORRECTING ERRORS.
TYPESETTING CAREERS JOBS WORK WORKING LABOR INDUSTRIAL ARTS PRINTING GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
Subject: Still useful, indeed!
Subject: Letterpress is still in use, and the film is still useful!
Subject: For what measurement will you set your stick?
This short is an instructional video for the beginning apprentice. It shows he proper way to pull the type tray out of the drawer, how to set the type, and how to distribute (put away) the letters after use. Not terribly interesting, unless you want to see how much work used to go into mass printing. Simply astonishing how far we've come.
Humorous moment: the narrator explains what "upside down and right to left" means.